March Madness 2012: The Champions

March 31, 2012

It is official!  The clear frontrunner in the boy’s category has sailed off with the victory.  The 2012 March Madness champion for boys is Arthur, leaving Rhys is the dust. On the girls’ side, Genevieve handily won, beating Eliza by more than thirty votes.  She’s something of a surprise, since Adelaide seemed poised to walk away with […]

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Reader Baby Name Story: The Calm After the Storm

February 18, 2012

Editor’s note: Over the years, I’ve realized that many readers are awaiting adoptions, struggling with infertility, or grieving a miscarriage. I’m truly honored that Sara was willing to share her story here. It is a powerful reminder that names aren’t just pleasing sounds – when you find the right name, it can carry layers of […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Guinevere

June 13, 2011

She’s the queen of Camelot, and the source of the #1 baby name of the 1970s. Thanks to Angel and Charlotte for suggesting Guinevere as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Tennyson

March 31, 2011

The saintly Dennis had his day, but if you’re looking for a fresh spin on that classic appellation, here’s one option. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting the poetic Tennyson as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Geneva

March 15, 2011

Jennifer was the #1 name of the 1970s. Genevieve is her saintly cousin. For parents looking for something more daring still, there’s this pretty place name. Thanks to Clio for suggesting our Baby Name of the Day: Geneva.

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Sunday Summary: 3/6/11

March 6, 2011

First, a question for a friend: let’s say you were expecting a daughter. Not only is she going to be your last child, you’re the youngest sibling, so this baby is probably the last in her generation. You’d love to pass on your maiden name. Trouble is, your maiden name sounds exactly like a popular […]

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Baby Name of the Day: Charmaine

February 24, 2011

I’ve been fascinated by today’s choice ever since I found her in a 1972 novel. Thanks to Charmaine for suggesting her own name as our Baby Name of the Day.

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Baby Name of the Day: Denny

November 26, 2010

Dennis is in fashion limbo, but how ’bout this one? Thanks to Sarah, mom to Owen and Grey, for suggesting a name they have in mind for another son.  Our Baby Name of the Day is Denny.

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Reader Baby Name Story: The Toughest Baby to Name – So Far!

July 24, 2010

Today’s Reader Baby Name Story comes to us courtesy of Fran, the mother to four beautifully named children. But this is the story of her youngest – the most difficult to name!

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Sunday Summary: 7/11/10

July 11, 2010

Just when you think every name has been imagined, every option exhausted, pop culture surprises us. First, Cecily von Ziegesar’s novel Cum Laude tackles the lives of privileged college students (as opposed to the privileged high school students in her Gossip Girl franchise.) One of the main characters is a girl called Shipley, and a […]

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